The Importance Of A Safe To Protect Your Valuables

If you have valuable possessions in your home that can't be replaced, you should seriously consider putting them in a safe. We aren't lock, key or safe professionals, but we do know the importance of keeping irreplaceable items safe inside the home. We've done an abundance of research on the topic of keeping precious items safe and we'd like to present them to you in this blog. You'll learn how a safe can protect your mementos from thieves, fire and home disasters. We'll also address the questions you may have about safes and other products that can protect your prized possessions. We hope that this blog helps you to keep your treasures safe and sound.

Common Key And Lock Problems That Require A Call To The Local Locksmith


You probably use a key to get into your home every day, but you never truly appreciate how simple that process is supposed to be until something goes wrong. Calls to a locksmith can be associated with everything from lockouts to locking keys in a car, but property dwellers unable to get in the house due to key or lock problems are especially common. Take a look at just a few of the most common reasons for a call to a locksmith due to a key or lock problem at home.

The key has broken off inside the lock. 

If you have a stubborn lock and an old key, the risks of breaking your key off in the lock to are pretty big in comparison to more modern mechanisms. If you are lucky, you will be able to retrieve the tip of the key with a pair of needle-nose pliers, but sometimes, the breaking point will leave you with a piece of key you cannot retrieve. The locksmith can help you retrieve the broken key and help you get a replacement key if you need it.

The key goes in the lock but keeps turning.

You slip your key into the door lock and the lock just keeps turning but never actually unlocks. This is actually a more common problem than what most people realize, and it is due to the lock housing coming dislodged inside of its receptacle. You may be able to use two hands to hold the lock housing in place while you turn the key to get the door open. However, this can take some precise finagling and is hard to do. Thankfully, the problem is a common one that a locksmith can help you mend.

The key is stuck inside the lock and the lock won't budge.  

When you slip the key into the keyhole and it gets stuck, there can be a few common causes. There may be some kind of debris or corrosion inside the key slot or you may have inadvertently used the wrong key. When you put the wrong key into a keyhole, especially if you did so with a bit of force, the grooves inside made for another key can latch onto the key and not let it go. If you can't use a pair of pliers to get the key out, a call to the locksmith is going to be a necessity.

For more information, contact a locksmith in your area.


24 March 2020